CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Child Neglect Charges and Apartment Fire Displace Residents in Windham County, Vermont
This week in Windham County, Vermont, two incidents occurred that raised concerns for the safety and well-being of individuals in the community. In the first incident, a Newfane couple was charged with child neglect and contributing to the delinquency of a minor after an investigation prompted by a report concerning the welfare of a child. The specific details of the neglect were not disclosed to protect the minor's identity. In the second incident, a fire broke out in a two-story apartment building in Brattleboro, displacing four people and two dogs. The fire originated from the kitchen and living room area of a second-floor apartment but was brought under control without any injuries reported.
Weekly Safety Report: Fight, Crash, Violation, Theft, Pursuit, and Scam hit Bennington County, Vermont
This week in Bennington County, Vermont, several incidents occurred that require attention. Two individuals were charged after a fight at a Dollar General store in Pownal. A teenager escaped injury in a single-vehicle crash on VT Route 7A. A Shaftsbury man was arrested for violating an abuse prevention order. A Manchester man was arrested in connection with a stolen firearm. Manchester police are seeking a driver who fled a traffic stop and caused a crash. Bennington Police warned residents about a rental property scam on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist.
Weekly Safety Report: Stolen Firearm, Hit-and-Run Crash, and Uber Driver's Threat in Manchester, Vermont
Manchester, Vermont experienced several incidents this week that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include the arrest of a man in connection with a stolen firearm, a driver who fled a traffic stop and caused a crash, and an Uber driver who allegedly threatened a passenger with a firearm. Authorities are actively investigating these incidents to ensure the safety of the community.
Townshend man arrested for violating abuse prevention order, conditions of release
TOWNSHEND — Vermont State Police arrested 46-year-old Paul R. Woodruff of Townshend on Dec. 8 after he allegedly violated an Abuse Prevention Order and the conditions of his release. Authorities were called to the River Bend Farm Market around 2:31 p.m. after receiving a report from a woman who...
Painful story to tell
Last week’s report of sexual abuse that occurred half a century ago at a local football camp was a painful story to tell. The lawsuit levels serious accusations of a child abuse cover up at one of the country’s most beloved sports figure, Joe Namath. It wasn’t Namath who is accused of the abuse, but a long-dead coach who participated in the camps while they were being held in Wilmington and other venues.
Vermont man arrested for driving on drugs in single-vehicle crash
RUPERT, VT – A Vermont man faces charges of driving under the influence of drugs following a single-vehicle accident in Rupert, Bennington County. The incident, which occurred on December 4th, 2023, involved 39-year-old Jeremey M. Cary from Wells, Vermont, who crashed his truck into a power pole on Route 30 near Danforth Drive.
Weekly Safety Report: Speeding, Domestic Disturbance, Burglaries, Check Fraud, and Fatal Fire in Windham County, Vermont
This week in Windham County, Vermont, several incidents occurred that require attention. A woman was arrested for driving at excessive speeds on Interstate 91, a man was arrested following a domestic disturbance, the police are seeking a black Subaru in connection with school burglaries, a school in Newfane was hit by a burglary, the police are seeking help identifying check fraud suspects in Londonderry, and a fatal fire occurred in Brattleboro.
Police: Shaftsbury man violated restraining order
Police in Shaftsbury Bennington County have arrested a man for allegedly violating a restraining order. Cotie Stanley, 31, broke a temporary abuse prevention order, according to Vermont State Police. Stanley was at the home of someone who he had been ordered to stay away from, according to troopers. He was...
Weekly Safety Report: Armed Robbery, Snatch-and-Grab Thefts, and Shooting hit Manchester, Vermont
Manchester police in Vermont are investigating three incidents that occurred within a week. The first incident involved an armed robbery at Z&J Market on Bridge Street, where a man brandished a revolver and demanded money from the clerk. The second incident involved snatch-and-grab thefts at two jewelry stores, with a suspect abruptly grabbing a gold chain and fleeing the store. The third incident is a shooting that took place at the intersection of Union and Merrimack streets, with the police seeking assistance in identifying the individual involved. Further details and casualties/injuries have not been disclosed.
Manchester jewelry stores hit by series of snatch-and-grab thefts
MANCHESTER — Manchester Police are investigating a string of jewelry thefts targeting local stores within a week, with Days Jewelers on March Avenue experiencing two incidents of snatch-and-grab tactics. The first reported theft occurred on Nov. 20 at Days Jewelers, located at 66 March Ave. An employee witnessed a...
Police searching for suspect connected to burglary at NewBrook Elementary
Newfane, VT – Vermont State Police are asking for help identifying a person of interest in connection to a burglary at NewBrook Elementary School on November 26, just before 2:30 a.m. Police received the call the next day just after 8:00 a.m. Above are the images of the suspect police are searching for, and ask […]
Man arrested on multiple charges in Rockingham
ROCKINGHAM — A New York man was arrested early Monday morning on an active warrant after being stopped by Vermont State Police. Darren Lloyd, 34, of Staten Island, was a passenger in a vehicle that was assisted by a trooper on VT Route 103 at 12:31 a.m. due to difficulty traveling up a snow-covered hill.
School burglaries continue
WILMINGTON- Another Windham Southwest Supervisory Union School has been burglarized. This time the burglar broke into Twin Valley Elementary School over the holiday weekend. Support local journalism. Access to our full website, including e-edition archives, starts at only $2. Are you a current online subscriber? Click to login. If you...
Police look for person who broke into Twin Valley Elementary School over Thanksgiving break
WILMINGTON, Vt. — Police in Wilmington, Vermont are looking for the person responsible for breaking into the Twin Valley Elementary School last week. Investigators believe the break-in is connected to several other school burglaries in the area. The break-in at Twin Valley Elementary School happened on Friday, while the...
Woman charged with animal cruelty in Windham County
GUILFORD — A Guilford woman was arrested on charges of animal cruelty after allegedly abandoning her dog at West River Park last month, authorities said Tuesday. Police reported that on Oct. 11, a dog was found tied to a log by the West River embankment. Following an investigation, the...
Weston police seek information on suspicious activity on Holden Hill Road
WESTON — A report of an attempted break-in has prompted the Vermont State Police-Westminster Barracks to ask for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect involved in suspicious activity on Holden Hill Rd. Authorities were alerted at about 11:25 a.m. on March 10 when an unknown male attempted...
Driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash in East Dorset
DORSET — A single-vehicle crash on US Route 7 led to the arrest of a Perkinsville woman early Wednesday morning. Vermont State Police responded to the scene near mile marker 38.2 around 12:27 a.m. to find a 2015 Subaru Impreza with moderate damage. The driver, identified as 43-year-old Kylie...
Manchester man arrested in connection with two armed robberies
MANCHESTER — A Manchester man has been taken into custody for his alleged involvement in two separate armed robberies that took place on the morning of Nov. 24. Kristofer White, 31, was arrested after Manchester Police investigated the robberies at Z&J Market on Bridge Street and Union St. Market on Union Street.
Driver charged with DUI after single-car crash in Marlboro
MARLBORO — A single-car crash on Musicians Way has led to the arrest of a New York man on charges of driving under the influence. The Vermont State Police responded to the incident on Nov. 27 at 2:56 p.m. where they discovered a vehicle that had crashed. Upon investigating,...